In the first-ever running of this category, longtime Coast cover-gal Thomson was picture perfect, as usual. That’s why she was picked to snap this issue’s cover and the accompanying inside shots you’ve been thrilling to. But you readers showed you’ve got eyes for talent beyond these pages. The race for runner-up was a photo finish between exclusively private photogs George Georgakakos and Stephen Patterson, former Coast clicker (and current film industry type) Catherine Stockhausen and Coast regular Greg Baller. Smile! You’re all the best.
Runners-up: Greg Baller, George Georgakakos, Stephen Patterson, Catherine Stockhausen (all tied for second)